Szpiech Lab

Population Genetics | Evolutionary Genomics

Welcome to the Szpiech Lab

We are a computational biology lab starting in Fall 2020 in the Department of Biology at Penn State University in State College, PA. We work at the intersection of evolutionary, population, and medical genetics, with additional interests in conservation genetics. Broadly, we seek to understand how populations evolve, adapt, and survive by examining how evolutionary processes relate to population health and the genetic basis of complex traits.


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, they find it attached to the rest of the world." --John Muir